(1904 - 1964)
Watson Bidwell was active/lived in Colorado, Kansas. Watson Bidwell is known for Painter, educator, critic, lecturer, writer.
Biography Watson Bidwell
Bidwell was born in Kingsley, Kansas on September 11, 1904 and died on December 12, 1964 in Colorado. Earned a BFA from the Univ. of Denver in 1934 and a MA in Education from
Colorado State College in 1948. Studied with Cyril Kay-Scott, John E. Thompson, B.J.O.
Nordfeldt, and Walt Kuhn. Author of reviews for art magazines and a lecturer on art
history. Curator of Oriental Art at the Denver Art Museum from 1936-39. From 1942-46,
Bidwell served with the army. After the war, he returned to Kansas and was Head of the
Art Dept. at East High School in Wichita from 1949-57. Moved to Briggsdale, CO in 1957
and taught at Colorado State College in Greeley from 1958.
Member: Artwww.FamilySearch.org, accessed Nov. 8, 2007; Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936-1962; Pamphlet file at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library in Washington, DC.; Wichita Art Museum’s Library Artists’ Files.
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